Mr. O'Connor

Good afternoon!  

I'm passing along several updates for March.  As always, don’t hesitate to ask any concerns or questions.  

Cancellation/Closure Days 

As of 2/22, the district has been closed for eight days.  The state grants six forgiveness days and allows districts to apply for three additional days.  We have quite a ways to go before we get to spring.  The district will communicate once we confirm if we must add days to our school year.  

Key Dates 

  • February 28th - Community Strategic Planning Feedback Forum 6 pm MS Lobby 

  • March 6th - Elementary PTO meeting at 4:30 pm 

  • March 8th - ½ Student Day & ½ Professional Learning for Staff 

  • March 8th - Parent-Teacher Conferences 

  • March 13th - Board of Education Meeting 5:30 pm 

  • March 16th - Early College & Dual Enrollment Presentation 6 pm 

  • March 18th - Maple Syrup Celebration 

  • March 20th - Spring Break 

  • March 27th - Classes Resume

  • Link to the Master Calendar  

New Employees

  • Mikayla Ranger - Paraprofessional/Special Education Secretary 

  • Rebecca Minor - Paraprofessional 

Facilities Assessment and Bond Exploration 

As I mentioned last month, the district completed a comprehensive facilities assessment. It partnered with Kingscott and Clark Construction to prioritize needs and begin discussing with the community about a potential bond.  If you’d like to participate in this process, contact the district office at 989-736-6212. 

Contact Information Updates 

We have had challenges recently with families keeping their addresses and phone numbers current.  Please get in touch with the building where your students attend if updates need to be made.  

Facilities Improvements Schedule 

  • Continued Removal of Carpet to Polished Concrete - Summer of 2023

  • Playground Renovation - Summer of 2023 

  • Completion of Boiler Replacement at Middle/High - Summer of 2023 

  • Conversion of a Classroom at the Elementary to Privacy Offices - Summer of 2023 

  • Middle/High Kitchen Renovation - Summer of 2024

Daniel O'Connor

Alcona Community Schools